SmithBucklin Chooses Socious for Membership Engagement Software

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World’s largest association management company allies with social technology provider to build and grow online communities.

To help our client organizations succeed and grow, we needed member-centric software that was both comprehensive and easy-to-use.

SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management and professional services company, has chosen Socious, the leading provider of membership engagement software for associations, to provide a membership engagement software platform for several of its association, corporate and user group clients.

The agreement between the two industry leaders provides SmithBucklin clients with access to elite online community tools, event management, content management, membership management and mobile apps in one integrated solution. Socious will work closely with SmithBucklin leadership and clients to identify future product roadmap requirements to further expand the value of the software for their use.

“We are excited to help SmithBucklin to meet the increasing online expectations of their clients and their clients’ members,” said Paul Schneider, principal and co-founder of Socious. “SmithBucklin will be able to use the most complete online and mobile platform available to associations. Our track record of successful customer communities and member sites gave them confidence in Socious’s ability to uphold the standard of excellence SmithBucklin clients expect,” Schneider continued.

“To help our client organizations succeed and grow, we needed member-centric software that was both comprehensive and easy-to-use,” said Carolyn Faehling, SmithBucklin’s senior vice president and chief executive, Technology Industry Practice. “After an extensive search, we concluded that Socious’s innovative member engagement platform will meet many of our client organizations’ technology needs today, and the platform is scalable to adapt to needs in the future. Socious is also very active in coaching and educating clients on what it takes to build, grow and support a successful online community. Adding that to our management expertise will help to create successful and engaging websites that will help to grow stronger associations, communities, chapters and events,” Faehling explained.

About Socious
Founded in 2002, Socious,, offers the industry's most complete member engagement platform to large and mid-sized associations, user groups, and nonprofits. Socious software includes online community and event management solutions that bring together private social networking, content management, forums, listservs, advocacy tracking, and a full mobile platform to help organizations support their specific mission online. Socious also provides an online customer community platform for for-profit corporations.

About SmithBucklin
SmithBucklin is the world’s largest association management and professional services company. Founded in 1949, the company provides full-service management and outsourcing services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin’s mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. and the SmithBucklin + MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee owned. For more information, please visit or call 1 800 539 9740.


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